Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Baklava Cookies


Just reading the name of these cookies had me conjuring up visions of flaky layers interspersed with walnuts and honey...what could be more satisfying...and how could that become a cookie? I wasn't certain but the vision I had conjured up must certainly have a happy ending....

And, it did have a happy ending.  These cookies were easier to mix up than laying out layer after layer...and, we were not disappointed in the taste.   The cookies were soft and chewy....the drizzle of honey...mmmm....I had a bit of chopped walnuts left and sprinkled just a bit on top.  They were just right.

Baklava Cookies
adapted from The Good Stuff Cookbook

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Optional:  Finely ground walnuts to sprinkle on top.

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, walnuts, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a the bowl of your mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Slowly mix in the flour and nut mixture.

Using your hands or a cookie scoop, form small, round balls of dough and place them on the parchment lined baking sheets.  Gently press down on the balls, to flatten each cookie slightly.

To make the glaze, heat the honey, butter, vanilla, lemon juice and cinnamon in a saucepan over low heat until the mixture is syrupy.  Set aside until ready to use.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, or until golden.  Remove the cookies from the oven and drizzle the glaze over the cookies.   (Lightly sprinkle with finely ground walnuts if desired.)  Let the cookies stand on the sheets until cooled completely.

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While I have been boycotting sweets, I couldn't resist making these little guys....nor could I resist eating a few....

I am sharing today to Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage, at Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm and Foodie Friday at Simple Living and Eating.

12 comments:

  1. Just the name got to moi too..
    My girls love Baklava:)

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  2. My Baklava loving daughter would really go for these.

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  3. Love this idea! I actually made baklava once and what a job, but the end result made it all worth it. Pinning this one, must make these soon.

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  4. I LOVE baklava...and in cookie form? YUM! Pinned and tweeted. :)

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  5. These cookies look fantastic, Kathy, and the honey drizzle on top is perfect. Definitely on my baking list.

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  6. I've never seen a cookie version of Baklava... sounds terrific. Pinned.

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  7. We would love this cookie and I really want to try it! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  8. Thanks for a great recipe we will certainly make again :)

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